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Featured Hostels in San Francisco

FOUND Hotel San Francisco
3 out of 5
140 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is ¥8,853 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 18

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Westfield San Francisco Centre, Warfield Theater, and SHN Curran Theatre. Orpheum ...

4/5Very Good! (116 reviews)

"The location is excellent for the neighborhood. THere is no breakfast but the Hilton has a cafe. The Staff is fun and nice."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

FOUND Hotel San Francisco
Amsterdam Hostel
2 out of 5
749 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥6,149 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Grace Cathedral and SHN Curran Theatre. Van Ness Avenue and The Regency Ballroom ...

3.1/5 (360 reviews)
awesome

"great"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Amsterdam Hostel
Orange Village Hostel
1.5 out of 5
411 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is ¥7,790 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre, Warfield Theater, and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Orpheum ...

3.7/5Good! (658 reviews)

"It was nice to have a free breakfast every morning (no butter/spread but toast, bagels, jam and juice for vegans) and the use of laundry facilities. We stayed in a private twin room with a private bathroom which was just enough for the two of us. It was rather loud at night and the early hours with ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Orange Village Hostel

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Music City Hotel
1.5 out of 5
1353 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is ¥6,597 per night from Nov 12 to Nov 13

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of The Regency Ballroom and Great American Music Hall. Lombard Street and Haight Street ...

3.2/5 (320 reviews)

"Me and My Gf Enjoyed the Room. Next to the bathroom third floor. Please scenery. The music portraits were nice and well taken care of. Bathroom is small but functional. All and all. Good place."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Music City Hotel
DC Crashpad
2 out of 5
1640 Edgeworth Ave, Daly City, CA
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The price is ¥2,669 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Located in St. Francis, this hostel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Serramonte Center and 3 mi (4.8 km) from San Francisco State University. San Francisco Zoo and Golden ...

3.2/5 (67 reviews)

"It's a very nice place to stay. It's always clean and they treat you like family. The Property manger Demarcus is really cool and friendly. we had a great July 4th bbq."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

DC Crashpad
Adelaide Hostel
2 out of 5
5 Isadora Duncan Lane, San Francisco, CA
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Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre, Warfield Theater, and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Orpheum ...

3.9/5Good! (504 reviews)

"Ended up with my own room. Staff was friendly. Great inexpensive option."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Adelaide Hostel
Europa Hostel
1.5 out of 5
226 6th Street, San Francisco, CA
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Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Warfield Theater and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Moscone Convention Center and ...

2.5/5 (237 reviews)

"First off customer service was excellent. The rooms were very acceptable with cable and all my sports channels. Having a shared restroom was not bad at all nothing like I thought. The staff was all five stars"…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Europa Hostel
European Hostel
1.5 out of 5
761 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is ¥5,569 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Orpheum Theater, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and Van Ness Avenue. Asian Art Museum ...

2.5/5 (401 reviews)

"Very relaxed vibe about the place. Was a bit too noisy through the night though."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

European Hostel
Elite Inn
1.5 out of 5
116 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is ¥6,403 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is steps from Golden Gate Theatre and Warfield Theater. Orpheum Theater and Westfield San Francisco Centre are ...

2.9/5 (25 reviews)

"The decorations in the room were nice and the bed was comfortable. There is a flight of stairs before the check-in, which is not ideal for a large amount of luggage. There is a locked gate on the outside of the building, so it felt safe."…"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2020

Elite Inn
Minna Hotel
2 out of 5
509 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥7,921 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of San Francisco Federal Building and Warfield Theater. Orpheum Theater and Westfield ...

3.1/5 (790 reviews)

"Conveniently located to what I need food buses my job"…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

Minna Hotel
HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel
2 out of 5
312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is ¥6,141 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 10-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre, Westfield San Francisco Centre, and Warfield Theater. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (33 reviews)
Perfect for budget, short stay

"I stayed at 4-bed female only dorm. Room is clean and nice. There is no bathroom inside the room so during rush hour the shared bathroom could get busy. Breakfast was better than the most of the hostels I've stayed at. Staff are friendly. Great location!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
2 out of 5
680 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA
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Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of 555 California Street and Embarcadero Center. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ...

Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
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InterContinental San Francisco

InterContinental San Francisco

4.5 out of 5
888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is ¥13,849 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29
4.3/5Excellent! (1,183 reviews)

"Some things advertised as open were not open and very disappointed. Some staff during my stay didn’t really smile and frowned each time I went to have a smoke outside. Having an illness can keep a person up all night including being a insomniac. Made a compliment on Expedia to the message hotel option ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

InterContinental San Francisco
SFO Airport Hotel, El Rancho Inn BW Signature Collection

SFO Airport Hotel, El Rancho Inn BW Signature Collection

3 out of 5
1100 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA
The price is ¥6,709 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9
4.1/5Very Good! (2,337 reviews)

"Estuvimos solo dos noches, así que si hacen un viaje rápido lo pueden rentar. El precio no me pareció tan caro y estaba confortable."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

SFO Airport Hotel, El Rancho Inn BW Signature Collection
Hilton San Francisco Financial District

Hilton San Francisco Financial District

4 out of 5
750 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA
The price is ¥9,701 per night from Nov 12 to Nov 13
3.8/5Good! (2,174 reviews)

"The hotel is located in a great location and the staff were exceptional, friendly and accommodating. However, the hotel overall is not up to 4 star standards. The room was decent with a view of the city. Overall I had a pleasant stay and I got a good deal when I booked it."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in San Francisco?
By going with a hostel you can cut your spending on lodging and set aside more of your money for sightseeing during your stay. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums and theaters.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget-friendly prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in San Francisco?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our guests and might be a good place to start looking: FOUND Hotel San Francisco - Located steps from Westfield San Francisco Centre. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and 2 bars/lounges. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries, and linens. Music City Hotel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Van Ness Avenue and The Regency Ballroom. You can take advantage of free WiFi and tour/ticket assistance, as well as a computer station. You’ll find towels, free toiletries, and TVs in all rooms. Amsterdam Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of California St & Taylor St Stop and Powell St & Bush St Stop. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and laundry facilities. You’ll find showers in all rooms. DC Crashpad - Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries, and lockers. Orange Village Hostel - Located steps from SHN Curran Theatre. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers and lockers in all rooms.
How many hostels will I be able to find in San Francisco?
If you’re hoping to find somewhere affordable to stay in San Francisco, one of Expedia’s 15 hostels could be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in San Francisco?
The weather is important when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s a little information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually September and October with an average temp of 61°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 53°F. Average annual precipitation for San Francisco is 23 inches.
What is there to see and do in San Francisco?
In general, San Francisco is known for its museums, theaters, and architecture. Major attractions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Orpheum Theater, and San Francisco City Hall. Get out into nature with places like Twin Peaks, Presidio of San Francisco, and Golden Gate Park. Cultural attractions include Exploratorium, California Academy of Sciences, and SHN Curran Theatre.
What's the best way to get to and around San Francisco while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around San Francisco in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), 11.9 mi (19.1 km) away. An alternative is Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK), which is 11.8 mi (19.1 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. Take advantage of metro transit at Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop, Powell St & Post St Stop, and Powell St & O’Farrell St Stop. To see more of the surrounding area, catch a train at San Francisco Station, 22nd Street Station, or Bayshore Station.